Thursday, November 22, 2007

Things Editors are Thankful For

Besides turkey and stuffing, and family and friends, there are things editors give thanks for on this day.



1. Authors who can spell--and proofread!

2. Authors who can create intensely emotional stories.

3. Authors who understand the importance of world-building, and create lush and unique worlds.

4. Control+Z (undo!) and authors who use it correctly.

5. Onelook.com - your one-stop dictionary look-up.

6. Authors who will apply corrections and advice not only where the editor has suggested, but to the rest of the story AND future writing. It's never too late to learn!

7. Control+F...used very carefully.

8. TimeandDate.com.

9. Authors with a sense of humor.

10. Authors who love to research.

11. Authors who ask, "What can I do to make this story better?"

12. Authors who understand the publishing world.

13. Authors who take that extra minute to say thanks for everything we do.

4 comments:

Christine d'Abo said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you. :)

Pam Champagne said...

And writers are thankful for editors like you!

Anny Cook said...

Happy Holidays to the best...

Kate Willoughby said...

I'm thankful for an editor who sees the flaws in my work and (lovingly) points them out to me. I'm thankful for all the praise she gives. I'm thankful for her belief in my ability. Mary is the best. (No offense to all you other editors!)